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Google launches Android bug bounty program

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After paying out $1.5 million to security researchers last year, Google now offers cash to Android bug hunters.

Samsung keyboard app could let a crook crack your phone

A presenter at BlackHat London has some bad news for you: the keyboard app built in to your Samsung phone may leave you open to attack.

Paul Ducklin explains and offers some advice...

Swearing on WhatsApp in UAE could result in a fine, jail time or deportation

Man faces $68,000 fine or jail for swearing on WhatsApp under UAE cybercrimes law

Rageaholics, beware: the country's passed laws against swearing, be it online or in person, and that includes F-you emojis.

Facebook introduces "Moments" - supposedly a safer way to share photos

Unlike Facebook's "Photo Sync" feature, Moments is a separate photo app that doesn't upload anything until you tell it to.

Paul Ducklin wonders how much safer you'll be from over-sharing your pics...

Thief who mugged Facebook PlayStation-seller busted thanks to location data

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The victim had been trying to sell an old PlayStation 2 through Facebook, and was contacted by a potential purchaser who turned out to be the mugger.

We offer some advice on making offline transactions with people you meet online.

Authentication is all around us! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's our latest "60 Second Security" video - catch the week's security news in just 1 minute.

SSCC 202 - They hacked the US Army? Are you SURE? [PODCAST]

Join Sophos security experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin for this week's security podcast.

Apple, Microsoft, patching, hacking the army (sort of), and 49 arrests in a Europol action against bank fraudsters!

iOS 9 enhances two factor authentication, introduces 6-digit passcodes

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Apple announced on Monday that iOS 9 will have native two-factor authentication as well as (slightly) more secure passcodes.

You'll never need to say "I'm on a train" again - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's our latest "60 Second Security" security news roundup video - fun with a serious side.

California passes law requiring warrant to search computers, cellphones and tablets

California passes law requiring warrant to search cellphones, tablets

The hodgepodge of US state and federal laws about phone search, some of which say the law needs a warrant and some of which say they don't, just got a bit messier.

Skype can no longer be crashed with these eight characters

Skype issues fix for "http://:" bug that crashes (and recrashes!) app

Bad week for messaging apps, with Skype choking on http://: and iOS on... well, it hasn't been fixed, so let's just say "some characters!"

Android M will give app users a lot better control over their data privacy

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Android's next version will finally give users the same type of control over app permissions as iOS.

Why you shouldn't worry about privacy and security on your phone

We're offering a free Phone Privacy Check on the Sophos stand at Infosec Europe...

...because we think you should be informed about privacy and security, not worried!

Get into Infosec Europe 2015 for free, hear great talks!

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Get a free pass to Infosec Europe (2/3/4 June 2015) and stop by at our stand to say hello.

Attend our free talks...no paid actors, no sales pitches and no canned product demos: we're giving educational presentations that we hope will both entertain and educate.

Phones' accelerometers allow you to be tracked on the metro

Phones' accelerometers allow you to be tracked underground

No GPS or cell tower triangulation necessary. All it takes is learning the world's unique metro routes, then listening as phones jiggle along.

Apple Watch lets nimble-fingered crooks use your Apple Pay

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Nimble-fingered crooks can exploit the one-second lag before Watch senses it's off a wrist and asks for a passcode.

SSCC 199 - Don't panic, it's not really as VENOMous as you thought [PODCAST]

Our latest weekly security podcast - the VENOM bug, iris recognition, a spyware company breach, and ID trouble at the Passport Agency.

Happy listening!

South Korea mandates spyware on teens' phones

South Korea mandates spyware on teens' phones

Parents can't opt out, regardless of any privacy concerns. Let's hope they don't get hit by an mSpy-esque data breach.

Mobile spyware customer data leaked online in apparent mSpy hack

Mobile spyware customer data leaked online in apparent mSpy hack

The biggest victims of the mSpy 'hack' are likely to be those who were unaware their sensitive data was being logged in the first place.